Pierce, Charles R.
Born: 1805-03-01 Nashville, Tennessee
Died: 1887-08-12 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Alternate name: Peirce, Pearce
Charles R. Pierce (Peirce), farmer, relocated from Tennessee to Sangamon County, Illinois late in 1826. During the Black Hawk War he served as a private in Abraham Lincoln’s company from April 21 to May 27, 1832, when the company was discharged. He reenlisted as the captain of his own company from June 2 to June 22, 1832. In 1850, Pierce was farming and owned $2,400 in real estate. Ten years later, he owned real estate valued at $5,700 and possessed $2,500 in personal property. By 1865, he had resettled in Mount Hope. Pierce married Malinda Anderson in 1825 and the pair had twelve children.
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